Reserve Bank boss Philip Lowe urges workers to push for pay rises – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Members of the CFMEU protest in Hobart


The Reserve Bank governor says Australian workers need to bargain for bigger pay rises.


It wasn’t quite Karl Marx, but, for a central bank boss, it was heady stuff: The Reserve Bank governor, no less, exhorting workers to demand higher pay rises.

One could almost imagine Phil Lowe breaking out into a stirring rendition of The Internationale: “Arise ye workers from your slumber, arise ye prisoners of want …”

Well, almost.

For decades, calling on the workers to demand wage justice was the last thing you were likely to hear from the boffins who walk the hallowed halls of 65 Martin Place

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